19 The Greatest
In the movie 'The Greatest', Carey Mulligan plays the role of Rose, a grieving teenager dealing with the loss of her boyfriend in a car accident. Mulligan's performance contributes to the film's exploration of loss, coping, and the transformative power of human connections.
In the film 'Wildlife', Carey Mulligan stars as Jeanette, the wife of a struggling golf pro (Jake Gyllenhaal). She is a complicated, passionate woman who is struggling to come to terms with her husband's failings and the changing nature of their marriage.
17 And When Did You Last See Your Father?
In the movie 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?', Carey Mulligan portrays the younger version of Rachel, the sister of the main character Blake Morrison (played by Colin Firth).
Carey Mulligan stars as Maud Watts in the 2015 historical drama 'Suffragette'. The film follows the story of the early feminist movement in the United Kingdom, and the actions taken by the women involved. Mulligan brings to life the story of a working-class laundress who is awakened to the injustice of her gender and joins the fight for the right to vote.
15 Public Enemies
Carey Mulligan portrayed the character of Carol Slayman in the movie 'Public Enemies'.
In the movie 'Brothers', Carey Mulligan plays the character of Cassie Willis.
13 The Dig
Carey Mulligan stars as Edith Pretty, a widow on a mission to unravel the mysteries of an ancient Anglo-Saxon burial site. She discovers the unexpected with help from an archaeologist, ultimately uncovering a powerful story of hope and courage.
12 Far from the Madding Crowd
In the movie 'Far from the Madding Crowd', Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a headstrong and independent woman who inherits a farm in rural Victorian England. Mulligan's portrayal captures Bathsheba's resilience and determination as she navigates the complexities of love and relationships with three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), and Sergeant Troy (Tom Sturridge).
11 My Boy Jack
In the movie 'My Boy Jack', Carey Mulligan takes on the role of Elsie Kipling, the daughter of renowned British author Rudyard Kipling (played by David Haig). The film explores the emotional journey of the Kipling family during World War I as they grapple with the enlistment and tragic fate of their son Jack (played by Daniel Radcliffe).
10 Never Let Me Go
In 'Never Let Me Go', Carey Mulligan plays the role of Kathy H, a young woman who has been raised in a world where clones are bred for organ harvesting. She is best friends with the two other protagonists, Tommy and Ruth, and struggles to come to terms with her predetermined fate.
9 The Great Gatsby
Carey Mulligan plays the role of Daisy Buchanan in the 2013 film adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby'. Daisy is a beautiful and wealthy socialite who is married to Tom Buchanan and has an affair with the titular character Jay Gatsby.
Carey Mulligan stars as Sissy in the 2011 movie 'Shame'. Sissy is the troubled younger sister of Brandon, played by Michael Fassbender. Sissy comes to visit Brandon in New York City and quickly disrupts his orderly life. Sissy's presence reveals Brandon's struggle with sexual addiction, as she is unable to control her own behavior and emotions.
7 Northanger Abbey
Carey Mulligan stars as Isabelle Thorpe in the 2007 adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey'.
6 An Education
In 'An Education', Carey Mulligan plays Jenny, a bright but sheltered teenage girl in 1960s London who falls in love with an older man. She is drawn into a world of jazz clubs, parties, and adult relationships, and discovers not only the joy of life but also its heartache.
In the movie 'Mudbound', Carey Mulligan portrays the character Laura McAllan, a resilient and determined woman navigating the challenges of rural Mississippi during the post-World War II era. As the wife of a farmer, Laura struggles with the harsh realities of farm life, racial tensions, and a strained marriage.
4 Inside Llewyn Davis
Carey Mulligan plays the role of Jean Berkey, the love interest of the titular character Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), in the film, 'Inside Llewyn Davis'. The character is a Greenwich Village folk singer, and her relationship with Llewyn is a major element of the film's plot.
3 Promising Young Woman
Carey Mulligan stars in the 2020 dark comedy thriller 'Promising Young Woman' as the lead character Cassandra Thomas. She is a medical school dropout who seeks revenge on powerful men who have taken advantage of vulnerable women.
2 Pride & Prejudice
Carey Mulligan played the role of Kitty Bennet in the movie 'Pride & Prejudice'. As Kitty, she was one of the Bennet sisters, the younger daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet. While not a central character, Kitty's role in the story involves her being influenced by her older sister Lydia's behavior and being often overshadowed by the more prominent characters in the Bennet family.
In the movie 'Drive', Carey Mulligan portrays Irene, a soft-spoken young mother who becomes entangled in a world of danger due to her association with the enigmatic Driver, played by Ryan Gosling.